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Presidential Primary Challengers

Presidential Primary Challengers


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Grade Level Grades 6-8
Resource Type Handout, Lesson Plan, Worksheet

About This Lesson

In this lesson, students will learn about five high-profile challenges to incumbent presidents from within their own party: in 1912, 1968, 1976, 1980, and 1992. In each of these elections, the sitting president faced a strong challenge in the primary, and although they all won their respective primaries, each ultimately lost in the general election. 

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Presidential Primary Challengers Note-Taking Handout.pdf

Handout, Worksheet
September 25, 2022
68.01 KB

National Archive - Related Text.pdf

Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
187.99 KB


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